Kingsbridge Private Hospital private urologists are available to consult on any problems you may have relating to the kidneys, bladder, male genitalia or prostate gland.
In some cases, our consultant will recommend non-invasive treatment such as prescriptions or adjustments to your lifestyle. However, some patients will require surgery.
At Kingsbridge Private Hospital, we can facilitate all urological procedures including:
- Biopsy of prostate included ultrasound guided (TRUS)
- Cystoscopy (small camera in the bladder)
- Bladder biopsy
This is the most commonly performed urological procedure: a rapid, minimally invasive outpatient intervention, allowing full examination of the entire male and female lower urinary tract (urethra, prostate/bladder neck, bladder, ureteric orifices).
Indications: Haematuria, UTI, lower urinary tract symptoms, Suspected pathology (cancer, stones, inflammation), Incontinence, Structural abnormalities, Clinical surveillance, Treatment.
The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic, takes a few minutes and patients can return home immediately.
- Diagnosis: by direct inspection
- Sampling: biopsies, washing
- Therapeutic Interventions: e.g. Botox injection, cautery, stent removal, urethral dilatation
The endoscopic video equipment at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Sligo is state-of-the-art, highest quality resolution and allows patients to also view their images in real time.
Results, treatment and clinical management plans are provided immediately on the day of procedure.
The Lead Urologist at Kingsbridge Sligo is Mr Ian Walsh. He is fully accredited in functional, reconstructive and neuro-urology and has performed over 15,000 flexible cystoscopies. Previously Visiting Professor at the University of California, Mr Walsh is Senior Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Journal Editor of The Institute of Psychosexual Medicine, Scientific Chair of the Irish Association of Sexual Medicine and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. He leads Medical Arts and Humanities, as well as Healthcare Human Factors.
*Due to current circumstances, waiting lists are to be expected.